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Friday, September 4, 2009

What's better than a Not Guilty Verdict? A Dismissal in Mid-Trial

By Michael Nichols
Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI

The prosecuting attorney dismissed a DUI/OWI charge against a Nichols Law Firm client on September 3rd in a Michigan-dui case. "We prepared hard; I knew what I wanted to do with the arresting officer during voir dire and cross examination and it all came together" said attorney Mike Nichols. The prosecutor offered to allow the client to accept a civil infraction at a break, following a ruling by the court to take Mike Nichols' objection to the datamaster results under advisement. "The officer was very honest to his credit," Nichols added. "He just could not give sufficient foundation for the datamaster result," he said.

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Mike Nichols is a national leader in drunk driving defense. He is a member of the Forensic Committee and Michigan delegate to the National College for DUI Defense. He is also a Sustaining Member of the College. Nichols is also a founding member of the Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys; a member of the American Chemical Society; an associate member of he American Academy of Forensic Science, Adjunct Professor of Forensic Evidence in Criminal Law and OWI Law and Practice at Cooley Law School. He is also author of the West OWI Practice book and several chapters in other books on science and the law.

Mike Nichols is recognized by his peers in Michigan as a “SuperLawyer” in DUI/Criminal Defense. Nichols has also been asked to speak at conferences by groups such as the NCDD; Various Bar Associations in other states.